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Lamoria zelleri

(Joannis, 1932)1429 / 62.002
=Aphomia zelleri
=Melissoblaptes zelleri

Davey, P., 2009: A rare species, found very locally in dune habitat along the coasts of East Anglia and east Kent, the moss-feeding larva constructs a subterranean tube of silk in the sand from which they feed. There is one record from Dorset: Swanage, at MV light on 17 July 2003 (Reverend E Pratt), the same date that yielded the first Dorset record of Pyralis lienigialis1416.

Additional Stats

Wingspan: 20-37 mm.
Flight: June to August
Foodplant:   Coastal Mosses.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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